9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France Trip Planner

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Fly to Carcassonne, Bus to Carcassonne Center
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Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly

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Carcassonne Center

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center tour itinerary builder site.

Atlanta, USA to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Carcassonne Center. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in December: highs in Carcassonne Center hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Avignon

— 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon and then delve into the distant past at Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Avignon online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, partake in some friendly competition at Paris Ma Belle, take in the local highlights with Babylon Tours Paris, and explore the activities along Seine River.

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Traveling by flight from Avignon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.